Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction (TAUCHI, University of Tampere) carries out a wide range of multidisciplinary research into people's interaction with technology. We explore and develop better and more intuitive software for the future. We harmonize the potential of new technologies with human abilities, needs, and limitations.
Our expertise covers new technologies such as smart objects and environments, gestural interfaces, gaze tracking, haptics, mixed reality, computer vision, speech-, context- or emotion-based interaction, virtual avatars, user experience and usability, etc. Our ~50 experts are located in the Faculty of Communication Sciences at the University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
TAUCHI conducts internationally recognized empirical and constructive research on interaction through, for example, studies on human senses and expressivity including gaze, haptics, speech and its multimodal use, emotions, and cognition.
TAUCHI publishes the results of the research through significant scientific journals and conferences, develops useful services and applications, and promotes its results via popular forums.
TAUCHI collaborates with the Faculty of Communication Sciences to offer comprehensive M.Sc. and doctoral education. The HTI master programme has a direct link to research carried out by TAUCHI.